I was so excited when my insurance company approved me for the Aimovig. I've been suffering with migraines for 30+ years. I have tried literally every drug under the sun. Don't get me wrong, I have an amazing headache specialist. I don't know how I would have gotten to this point without him. We were hoping the aimovig was going to be my saving grace. It turned out to be one of the worst drugs I have ever taken.
About a week to 10 days after taking my first dose, I started getting symptoms of a cold. A stuffy nose, pressure in my face, dull ache in my head. Then I got a low grade fever along with body aches and pains, along with the worse fatigue, and I was completely breathless.I felt so horrible I could barely make it out of bed the whole time. All these symptoms lasted for almost 3 months. Mind you, I also took a second shot during this time because never in my mind did I think the aimovig could be causing this.
My PCP ran dozens of tests on me, because I thought something had to be wrong, but everything came back normal. Then I started looking this up on the internet, and I read dozens and dozens of stories of people like me who had the exact same symptoms after taking this shot.
I'm not writing this to discourage anyone from taking this medication. I knew going into this that it only works for about 50% of people who take it. And for those that it does work for, it's amazing. I myself was part of the other 50% and will no longer be taking that drug.
For anyone else in this group that tries it, or any of the two other cgrp drugs that were approved this year, I really hope it works for you. We need victory stories in here!
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